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Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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Mr. New York
Mr. New York (January 2014)
Lew Rudin and His Love for the City
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Bill Clinton - Foreword by

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Lew Rudin was one of New York City’s most influential power brokers in the latter part of the twentieth century, but he was also one of its most indefatigable boosters. Born in the Throgs ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature of the Beast
Nature of the Beast (January 2014)
An Easy Taylor Mystery
Roland Keller - Author

While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.

Since losing his job and its regular paycheck at an Albany investigative firm, life for private investigator Edward Zachery Taylor, known as Easy, is going downhill. In business for himself—wit...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of the Watchdog
The Art of the Watchdog (January 2014)
Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
David R. Eichenthal - Author

Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.

Does government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption make your blood boil?

In The Art of the Watchdog, Daniel L. Feldman and David R. Eichenthal show how to fight back. Based on their own work in federal, state, and local government over the last forty years, they will arm you with the tools and...(Read More)
 
 
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws (December 2013)
Prohibition and New York City
Ellen NicKenzie Lawson - Author

Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.

With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, “drying up” New York City promised to be the greatest triumph of the proponents of Prohibition. Instead, the city remained the nation’s greatest liquor market. Smugglers, Bootleggers, a...(Read More)
 
 
William Almon Wheeler
William Almon Wheeler (December 2013)
Political Star of the North Country
Herbert C. Hallas - Author

An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth Vice President of the United States.

William Almon Wheeler’s life is an American success story about how a poor boy living near the Canadian border in Malone, New York, achieved fame and fortune. Often referred to as “the New York Lincoln,” Wheeler was a lawyer, banker, rai...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Unruly Catholic Women Writers (November 2013)
Creative Responses to Catholicism
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Anthologies Category

A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.

This unique literary anthology is devoted to unruly Catholic women. In short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama, the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and also complicate contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
Going the Distance
Going the Distance (October 2013)
A Novel
Michael Joyce - Author

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Literary Category

FINALIST - 2013 CASEY Award, presented by Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine

His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.

Going the Distance is a baseball novel with a diff...(Read More)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2013 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir Category

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as...(Read More)
 
 
Up on a Hill and Thereabouts
Up on a Hill and Thereabouts (September 2013)
An Adirondack Childhood
Gloria Stubing Rist - Author

Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.

In the 1930s, life for kids tucked away in the quiet woodlands of the Adirondack Mountains was rich with nature and filled with human characters. This captivating memoir contains the recollections of one woman who spent her childhood on the hillsides and in the woods near Ticonderoga. A child’s-eye view of days long gone...(Read More)
 
 
Key to the Northern Country
Key to the Northern Country (August 2013)
The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor
Andrew Villani - Editor

Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.

The Hudson River Valley, which George Washington referred to as the “Key to the Northern Country,” played a central role in the American Revolution. From 1776 to 1780, with major battles fought at Saratoga, Fort Montgomery, and Stony Point, the region was a central battlegroun...(Read More)
 
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